I'll be in Pennsylvania for another two weeks, so expect ridiculously long, detailed posts about my week in NYC for BEA then. (And I'll be doing my first vlog EVER to show you all the goodies I received!) But just to do a quick recap, here are the yays and nays of my week.
- I met so many bloggers that I admire and look up to, such as April from Good Books And Good Wine, Jamie from The Broke & The Bookish/The Perpetual Page-Turner and Lenore from Presenting Lenore. And so many more that I'll be mentioning in my extended BEA posts.
- I went to the Harry Potter exhibit and touched the blanket that Rupert Grint has been wrapped in and the tuxedo that Robert Pattinson wore to the Yule Ball. You weren't supposed to touch anything, but ... RPattz body had been in that suit and you all know my love for him ... how was I to resist?
- I met ALEXANDRA BRACKEN, who is pretty much my idol. I wish I wouldn't have been so starstruck that I would've gotten a picture with her and said something more intelligent. I can only imagine what she thinks of me now.
- I hung out with Elizabeth Eulberg. She is hilarious and so much fun and she bought us breakfast!
- Katie from Katie's Book Blog gave Maureen Johnson my business card and she liked the shiny. She also emailed me that very day and told me she loved my art. *cue insane squealing here*
- I met Maggie Stiefvater. *cue more insane squealing*
- I saw Times Square at night. Probably one of the most amazing experiences ever.
- My first experience in a cab has left me scarred for life. Dang driver almost KILLED me.
- I took pictures of scenery and objects but I rarely have any with PEOPLE. I get so shy that I keep my camera in my purse instead of whipping it out and going photo crazy like I want to. If you have a picture with me, however gross I may look, please send it to me! :)
- A group of asshat bloggers made my friend cry because she asked them not to line jump. Ugh.
- My legs and feet are dead. So ... much ... walking ...
- A foreign driver who reeked charged me $16 more than what the car service people had told me on the phone. I felt like he should've paid me for enduring that hideous odor and god-awful annoying foreign music he had blasting.
- The incredible people at Simon & Schuster took a lot of us bloggers up to the top of the Rockefeller building (which is regularly $50!) but we couldn't see anything because of the heavy fog.
- New York air hated my hair. I don't normally look so nasty, I promise!
That's about all I can think of right now. I'll write out loooooooooooong detailed posts about each day when I return home!